Post Up: 21-Year-Old Savage

Devin Booker goes off for 46 points in Philly, Stephen Curry goes down with an ankle injury and more!
by December 05, 2017
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Magic 94 (10-15), Hornets 104 (9-13)

Charlotte had just a 1-point lead with 9:50 remaining when the team went on a 9-0 run. Orlando was never able to recover.

After missing two games with a bruised left shoulder, Kemba Walker paced the Hornets with 29 points (7-16 FG) and 7 dimes.

Knicks 97 (11-12), Pacers 115 (13-11)

New York was reeling without Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr and Enes Kanter. Courtney Lee was under the weather, and the Knicks couldn’t get anything go.

The game was essentially over mid-way through the second quarter, and Indy’s lead ballooned to 38 points by the third.

Lance Stephenson, at least, was thoroughly entertaining.

Suns 115 (9-16), Sixers 101 (13-10)

After starting just 2-11, Devin Booker finished with 46 points. In Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons‘ house. Just two nights after he dropped 38 points in Boston.

Phoenix may be headed for the lottery once again, but D-Book is worth the price of admission.

Nets 110 (9-14), Hawks 90 (5-18)

Despite committing 24 TOs, the Nets came away with a blowout win on the road.

Brooklyn opened up a 29-point lead in the fourth as they cruised to their third victory in their last five games.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 and 10 to lead the Nets.

Bucks 100 (12-10), Celtics 111 (21-4)

Despite a 40-piece by Giannis, the Celtics were control the game essentially from start to finish.

Jayson Tatum began the game a scorching 4-4 from three, and Al Horford continued his point-center ways with 20 points, 9 boards and 8 dimes.

Cavs 113 (17-7), Bulls 91 (3-19)

Leading Sixth Man of the Year candidate Dwyane Wade returned to the desolation that is his former team to lead Cleveland to an easy W.

The Cavs’ 12th straight W is the longest winning streak in the League, while Chicago’s nine straight losses are the longest active streak as well.

Wade finished with 24 points on 9-13 shooting.

Wolves 92 (14-11), Grizzlies 95 (8-15)

Speaking of losing streaks, Memphis finally snapped their 11-game run of futility with a narrow W against the Wolves.

Tyreke Evans continued his reclamation season with 16 points and 9 assists in the victory.

Warriors 125 (19-6), Pelicans 115 (12-12)

Golden State overcame a 20-point halftime deficit to capture their fourth straight win on their current 6-game road trip.

The dub was dampened by a scary-looking ankle injury to Stephen Curry (31, 11 dimes, 5 boards) in the game’s final minutes. Thankfully, X-rays were negative.

Nuggets 105 (13-10), Mavericks 122 (7-17)

Don’t look now, but the Mavs have won five of their last eight. They don’t have the talent to make the playoffs, even when Seth Curry returns. But it’s clear the tank has not yet been engaged.

Harrison Barnes had 22 points and 10 boards to lead Dallas.

Pistons 93 (14-9), Spurs 96 (16-8)

A week ago, it was “time to take Andre Drummond and the Pistons seriously.” Now, not so much.

The Pistons dropped their third in a row despite leading for most of the game.

Pau Gasol had 15, 10 and 4 for the Spurs.

Wizards 69 (12-11), Jazz 116 (13-11)

In case you didn’t read the score correctly, Washington didn’t even put up 70 points in an NBA game.

They were outscored by 34 in the first half, and Utah’s lead only continued to grow.

Donovan Mitchell played just three quarters and had 21 points on 8-13 FG, as Utah won their sixth straight.